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The Buzz - January 2014

Staff Column Jan 13, 2014
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Black Air 2

For those of you who loved Black Air: The Buick Grand National Documentary, you will be happy to know that there's a sequel in the works. Independent filmmaker, Andrew Fillippone Jr., is now accepting videos from Turbo Buick owners like you, for footage in the follow up film titled, Black Air 2. Expected to be roughly 90-minutes in length, Black Air 2 will capture what it's like to own one of these cars from an enthusiast's perspective, with most of the footage provided by enthusiasts. So it's a safe bet that you will see plenty of drag racing and car show action, as well as scenes depicting owners tuning and wrenching on their Grand Nationals and T-Types. While the first film was a depiction of what the car was about in the filmmaker's mind, the sequel is intended to provide a current look at the Turbo Buick hobby from the guys and gals who live and brethe this stuff everyday. For a better understanding of what kind of footage Andrew is looking for, be sure to check out www.gnmovie.com/sequel.

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Granatelli Developing C7 and SS Parts

JR Granatelli has just informed us that he plans on picking up not only one of the first Corvette C7s off of the assembly line, but also one of the first Chevy SS performance sedans as well. As he tells us, they are going to be used as test beds for future products from Granatelli's already impressive line of high-performance products for the GM enthusiast. He even let us in on a little secret that he ultimately wants to develop turbo kits for both of these cars, provided that there's enough demand for such a thing. We have a feeling there will be. On top of that, he plans on pushing the SS sedan into a realm we didn't expect, and although it's too early to reveal that tidbit of information, we will report on it when the time is right. Stay tuned.

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HP Tuners Offering Calibration Support for the 2014 Camaro

Last month, we brought you the news how HP Tuners has developed tuning software for the 2014 Silverado/Sierra and the C7 Corvette. In a case of déjà vu, we bring you the news that HP Tuners has now developed software for the 2014 version of the Chevy Camaro. While that might not be huge news since the '14 Camaro is mechanically carried over from last year's model for the most part, let's not forget that manufacturers like to make adjustments in their vehicles ECU year to year. So for those of you on your way to the dealership to pick up your refreshed Camaro, you might as well give HP Tuners a call while you're at it!

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Please send all news and corrections to: RICK.SEITZ@sorc.com, or mail to: GM High-Tech Performance, 9036 Brittany Way, Tampa, FL 33619.


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